07/03/2014 1:06PM

Delaware Oaks: By the numbers

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Grade 2, $300,000 Delaware Oaks; 1 1/16 miles
Saturday, race 9, post time: 4:51 p.m. Eastern

Pace
Speed: Fast fractions are expected as Thistledown shipper Honey’s Ryan stretches out from a sprint. Image of Anna also wants the front end.
Stalkers: Vero Amore, Pixie Dust, and Fortune Pearl
Closers: Joint Return

Wins
Joint Return has five wins from eight starts. Lady Paradime and Honey’s Ryan are next, with three wins each.

Earnings
Joint Return, $228,154; Vero Amore, $220,570

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Beyer Speed Figures
Lifetime: Pixie Dust has run back-to-back Beyers of 88, highest of anyone in the field. Vero Amore (86) is second. Fortune Pearl (84) is third. Honey’s Ryan (83) is fourth.
Last race: Pixie Dust (88), Fortune Pearl (80), Joint Return (76)

Delaware Park meet post position stats
One mile and more main track:
Post 1, 11 for 55 (20%)
Post 2, 6 for 55 (11%)
Post 3, 9 for 55 (16%)
Post 4, 5 for 54 (9%)
Post 5, 4 for 52 (8%)
Post 6, 9 for 42 (21%)
Post 7, 9 for 24 (38%)
Post 8, 0 for 13 (0%)

Selections
Joint Return, Pixie Dust, Vero Amore

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